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I"m Off to War, Mother, But I"ll Be Back; Reflections of a WWII Tail Gunner

I"m Off to War, Mother, But I"ll Be Back; Reflections of a WWII Tail Gunner

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Published by Tarnaby .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
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Open LibraryOL11780379M
ISBN 100971353808
ISBN 109780971353800

His wife would walk the beach picking up pieces of the airplane that floated up. I really hated it, because he was one of my nicest crewmembers. I had to leave them running to stabilize the airplane so I could get out. I had ailerons, no rudder, no brakes, and a little bit of elevator. I found out this was not so. Results for mission 13 good.

He goes to a bar and ends up getting drunk and talking to some guy, and then getting mad at him. I asked them what else they had to offer. Twenty-nine Palms was a dry lake bed a mile or two long. It is regrettable that so much of the history of the conflict cites journalistic accounts as establishing the truth of both cause and effect in the conflict — the press was no more honest then than it is now and its misrepresentations are the cause of so much of the division that caused the war and perpetuated the animosities thereafter. I lost my staff sergeant rating when I went into cadets. I grabbed the shroud lines and managed to turn forward.

By the time we arrived at Saipan, Capt. We had to take the water training with the Navy. The Civil War was fought in parlors and taverns, it was fought in courtrooms and the halls of Congress, and it was fought on the pages of daily newspapers. What I appreciated about this book is the way in which the author is able to give the reader a good look into the life of a man who struggles with the fact that 35 sorties in which these gunners were required to make before they are able to return home is 35 times they must cheat death. We went from there to Twenty-nine Palms, California.


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Im Off to War, Mother, But Ill Be Back; Reflections of a WWII Tail Gunner book

The others were gradually catching up with my experience and the hundred hour advantage I had at the beginning was not so important now. Fighter cover was vital, since the USAAF flew daylight raids and in the early months the number of US aircraft lost to the defending Luftwuffe fighters was unacceptably high.

Then we went by truck to our airplane parked on hardstands. In some ways, I was surprised by how immediate it felt, even seven years later. He was lost on that mission. If Hitler had them earlier in the war, we would have been in deep trouble.

Army as part of a proposed West Virginia aerial unit. There was no way to trim the aircraft. All of us below that age went to cadets. In the summer ofhe and the other crew members successfully completed their quota of thirty bombing missions, mostly raids over Japanese cities.

One of my gunners went through a roof. All the pilot did was wait for the crew to learn what they each needed to know about the aircraft. Includes bibliographical references p. We didn't get hit, but my wingman did.

You seldom see the both together anymore. I didn't fly that day. I think Western society basically invented loneliness. At the same moment I saw the hostile flyer Louis come toward my balloon at terrific speed, and immediately the defensive fire of my heavy machine rifles below and of the anti-aircraft guns began; but the hostile aviator did not concern himself about that.

The enemy aviator tried to spring from the aeroplane before the latter plunged to the ground and burned completely. One day another navigator called in sick and they needed a navigator to fill in. Coopersmith does an excellent job of relating this experience in Fighting Words, and students of the Civil War would do well to devote some of their time to reading this book.

Shrapnel went everywhere. Then we went to King City, California for basic. Well, I got mine on a secondary target. Besides, making two runs over the same target gives defenders two chances to get you. When you meet a veteran, what do you talk to them about? These guns were used to protect observation balloons from attack from enemy fighter planes.

Has to do with Mormonism and the Jewish faith--so educational, and I cared very much about the guys--very much--my idea of the success of a writer.

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Aug 20,  · The Paperback of the I'm Off to War, Mother, But I'll Be Back: Reflections of a WWII Tail Gunner by Jerry W Whiting at Barnes & Noble. I'm Off to War, Mother, But I'll Be Back: Reflections of a WWII Tail Gunner by Jerry W THE BOOK RELEASES THE RICH AND DIVERSE CULTURE OF THE NEEDMORE COMMUNITY AND DESCRIBE HOW IT WAS Pages: World War II: Countless girls and women said goodbye to their husbands, brothers, lovers and sweethearts knowing they might never see them again.

Bidding goodbye on the last minute before her soldier went to war.

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My grandma just passed, found this picture of her saying goodbye to my grandpa as he went off to WWII. Dec 08,  · The War Between the States was the first war that was contested ever bit as much in the press as on the battlefield and the newspapers that heaped vitriol on their opposition gave no more quarter than the battlefield commanders who poured hot lead on the battalions advancing against them.

While Coopersmith's book is more. Jun 17,  · I'm so glad Call of Duty is back, I haven't been this hyped for a COD since the first Black Ops. You can really tell things are back to the old.